Wine bar on a pedestrian street here that I've been coming to for 20 years, Bistrot Bourguignon, run by Jean-Jacques Hegner and his wife, Agnès, a hangout for local growers who like to get their bottles into one of the 16 slots. A hangout for jazz fans, too; Jean-Jacques runs the local jazz society.
Dropped by for a glass and a bite to find Pink Martini's "Hang On Little Tomato" playing. Pink Martini! A group from Portland, Oregon!
Glass of white St. Aubin 1er cru as an aperitif, glass of red St. Romain with the plat du jour, tuna provencale. Grilled fish sits atop flavorful sauteed Swiss chard, next to cylinder of couscous topped with herb-scented ratatouille. There's a fresh tomato sauce, a smokey sour cream sauce and a bit of balsamic on the plate as well. For a $10 luncheon dish, it's a bit over the top, sure. Tasty, though; mighty tasty.Posted by Ronald Holden at June 24, 2006 12:58 AM